Smart Alignment of Components on Your PCB in Altium Designer

Created: April 12, 2022 | Updated: June 1, 2022

Parent page: Component Placement

The smart component placement features allow for dynamic alignment of components when dragging. Green indicator lines appear when the component is aligned either with adjacent components or with the pads of adjacent components.

By using hotkeys during placement, you can access the following alignment options:

  • Press and hold the Ctrl key during component placement to view alignment lines in relation to the boundaries of nearby components.
  • Press and hold the Shift key during component placement to view alignment lines by pads of nearby components.

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